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Divorced fathers: predictors of continued paternal involvement
Am J Psychiatry 1983;140:1465-1469.
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The author investigated factors associated with continued involvement 3 years after divorce of fathers who did not have custody of their children. Feeling competent in the role of father, degree of involvement in child rearing 1 year after divorce, and the ease with which they were able to see their children were associated with fathers' greater participation 3 years after divorce. There was no relationship between how often a divorced father saw his children and how involved he felt in child rearing. All fathers were struggling with a sense of confusion and difficulty about their status as parents.

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